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'''John Chrysostom''' (; ), c. 349 – 407,The exact date of John's birth is in question, and dates between 344 and 349 are often given, and limits set at 340 and 350 (Kelly 296). In the most recent general biography of Chrysostom, eminent patristics scholar JND Kelly, after a review of the evidence and literature, favours 349 as the date that best fits all available evidence, in agreement with Robert Carter. See Kelly, ''Golden Mouth: The Story of John Chrysostom: Ascetic, Preacher, Bishop'', Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1998: originally published Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995), p. 4 fn. 12; esp. 296–298 ''passim''. For a concurring analysis which is followed in most recent reconstructions of the early life of Chrysostomos, see Robert Carter, "The Chronology of St. John Chrysostom's Early Life", in ''Traditio'' 18:357–64 (1962). For a discussion of alternatives, often in older literature, see especially G. Ettlinger, ''Traditio'' 16 (1960), pp....
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